On the occasion of the broadcast of “The Ice Age 5”, we explain to you what a famous astrophysicist was doing on the set of the animated feature film.
Ice Age 5 : great upheavals
In the fifth installment of the animation saga, one of the secondary characters of the plot takes on capital importance! Thus, the Scrat squirrel, who tirelessly pursues his acorn for four films, the catapult by accident in space. There, the presence of the small nut will cause a series of cosmic events! The latter do not take long to represent a real danger for the world of The Ice Age. Sid, Manny, Diego and their merry companions are then forced to leave their home. The time has come for them to to embark on a new adventure to preserve the world. During the latter, encounters and discoveries of all kinds will be legion! So, will these heroes from another time manage to pull through again ?
The feature film is the fifth – and longest – opus of the saga. For the record, the film’s release, initially scheduled for July 15, 2016, did not take place. Indeed, the production, fearing competition from Ghostbusters, postponed the film’s entry into cinemas for a week. Unfortunately, the time was lost, since the two works finally achieved poor performance box office.
A speaker like no other
In this new section, we note the presence in the cast of Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the most famous astrophysicists on the planet. The scientist thus lends his voice to a particularly astute character, Neil deBuck Weasal. In the feature film, the latter thus draws up a plan likely to to save the world of The Ice Age of a collision with an asteroid. He’s one of three characters in the mind of Buck (Simon Pegg) and can predict what the weather will be like as well. Asked by our colleagues from Parade, Neil deGrasse Tyson returned to this experience. The eminent scientist readily recognizes the craftsmanship of the designers to attribute his gestures and facial expressions to his character.
On the tone of humor, he also notices that the weasel to which he lends his features does not share his overweight ! As for his science skills, Neil deGrasse Tyson was able to put them to good use by helping the film’s writers. The aim was to boost the scientific credibility of the film without losing the comic springs. And it looks like the scientist – and voice actor – enjoyed this collaboration on Ice Age 5 ! He would not have been opposed to the return of his character in a later section.
For the record, this is not the first time that Neil deGrasse Tyson has appeared in a work of fiction. You will have been able to meet him many times in his own role, especially over the episodes of the cult series. The Big Bang Theory. He also illustrated himself in the film Batman v superman and the series Salvation or Brooklyn nine-nine. This year, he gives voice again – off – in the documentary Cosmos: new worlds. First broadcast on the famous National Geographic channel, this new program is already available to Disney + subscribers !
So, dive into the limbo of astrophysics with the heroes of Ice Age 5, December 19 on TF1 ?